Willy Jett

from by The Coal Men

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Willy Jett     -Jeff Wickland / Dave Coleman

Willy came down, from the coal camp
So he could have some fun
He needed some time, so he could unwind
After a week of work was done

He nearly works himself to death
at least that’s what he said
But after a night of drinkin’, sippin’ and sinkin’
He nearly woke up dead

CH: A child at play
Expectation and regret
Those where the ways
Of Wanderin Willy Jett

Willy came down from the coal camp
He saved two weeks of pay
Bought a new suit of clothes, pinstripes and rows
Trying to hide the worn out away

He thought he could find some fine moonshine
So he could shake off the dust
But it takes more than a can of that paint
To make diamonds out of his rust

Willy came down from the coal camp
Dreaming of a woman on his arm
And he found one down at the corner
Lilly took him with all of her charms

The voice he heard was the sweetest sound 
But it was only for that night
It was lonely he found still hanging around
Come the morning light

Well he hasn’t come down from the coal camp
No one’s seen Willy for a while
Lord we all know he’s not laying low
Cause that was never Willy’s style

He lived by a quicker minute
And drifts further away each night
Bound by the weight of a hunger
The burden of an appetite

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from Pushed to the Side, track released August 19, 2016


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